18 Mar, 2019 - 13:03 0 Views


Alexander Chirume, Sports Reporter

WARRIORS technical team is confident of captain Knowledge Musona’s availability ahead of the decisive AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on Sunday, as players start trooping into camp today.

With the Warriors already hit by Club Brugge star, Marvelous Nakamba’s injury, there were concerns over Musona’s fitness.

Musona was set to miss his side Sporting Lokeren’s match against Cercle Brugge last night but Warriors manager Wellington

Mpandare said he will be available for the National Sports encounter this Sunday.

“Musona is fine, (it’s) slight knock but he will be available for the match,” said Mpandare.

“We are confident he will shake it off as he needed a week to recover and since he is not playing for his club tonight (yesterday) he will have more time to rest.

“He still has another week so he will be fine, I am constantly in contact with him so we are confident of his fitness,” he said.

Another Warriors forward Evans Rusike also picked a knock ahead of the crunch tie and Chidzambwa waits anxiously to hear on his fitness.

Rusike, who missed the last qualifier against Liberia, with injury was substituted when his South African club SuperSport United settled for a 1-1 draw against Kaizer Chiefs.

Mpandare though said the striker will be part of camp.

“Evans Rusike was substituted but nothing serious, it was just a knock so he will join camp,” he said.

At least 15 foreign-based players are expected in camp today while the other three are expected tomorrow.

England-based defender Tendayi Darikwa is expected on Wednesday.

“George Chigova, Teenage Hadebe, Khama Billiat, Evans Rusike arrive tomorrow (today) at 14:35 hours while Alec Mudimu, Divine Lunga, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Butholezwe Ncube, Danny Phiri, Ovidy Karuru, Talent Chawapiwa, Kelvin Lunga, Tino Kadewere, Knox Mutizwa, Admiral Muskwe arrive at 17:00 hours tomorrow.

Nyasha Munetsi, Kuda Mahachi and Knowledge Musona arrive tomorrow while Tendayi Darikwa joins camp on Wednesday,” said Mpandare.

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